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Man defecating in an open drainage

SPECIAL REPORT: Why open defecation is prevalent across Nigeria

From Lagos, to Abuja and Awka, Nigerians give reasons why they adopt open defecation.

One of the completed libraries at Idepe High

INVESTIGATION: Communities suffer as abandoned constituency projects litter Ondo

Across communities in Ondo state, federal water, health and education projects are abandoned despite being given yearly budgetary allocations.

The terminal building, yet to be completed

INVESTIGATION: Why Osun MKO Abiola airport failed (2)

“The concessionaire did not have the financial capacity to do the job. That was the reason for the failure. He deceived the state government.”

Bags of NPK Fertiliser

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s PFI programme boosts fertiliser supply for farming in Nigeria

Despite its successes however, farmers point out the challenges in the scheme.

Main entrance to the project site

INVESTIGATION: Osun MKO Abiola Airport in ruins despite multi-billion naira funding, concession (1)

The airport conceived by Osun State Government has been abandoned

Front Gate to Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC.

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria drivers’ licence fraud, how officials manipulate processes (2)

From Lagos to Ogun, Oyo and Kwara, officials have designed various ways of making illegal money by cheating the system.

Four families in a mosquito-infested room

SPECIAL REPORT: Forgotten Communities: How displaced children, other IDPs suffer in Lagos (2)

For former residents of Otodo Gbame, it is a seemingly unending tale of hunger, suffering and abandonment.

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

Lawal Daura: A long, lawless journey to dismissal

PREMIUM TIMES recaps the tenure of Lawal Daura, the controversial SSS director who was sacked on Tuesday.

Ajinapa water supply scheme

How Nigerian agency mismanaged N1.3 billion on ghost contracts, poorly executed projects, others – Audit Report

Officials of the agency and contractors were asked to return hundreds of millions of Naira.

SPECIAL REPORT: From Marriage To Neglect: The anguish of Sokoto’s underage brides

In Sokoto, the rights of hundreds of betrothed girl children are infringed upon.

Panama Papers

EXCLUSIVE: Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca dumps Laolu Saraki, Kofi Annan’s son

The Saraki family owns a string of assets in tax havens which the Senate President failed to declare as required by Nigerian law.

Lagos State mega city

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite population surge, many Lagos residents reject family planning

The women give various reasons for rejecting family planning with experts saying those reasons are myths.

Oworonshoki Waterfront

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos govt’s attitude to poor residents raised amidst Oworonshoki Waterfront project

Residents and activists fear the massive project by the Lagos government will follow previous ones that led to suffering of poor residents.

Rhoda and three of her children

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos Forgotten Communities: How IDPs suffer in Nigeria’s wealthiest state (1)

The victims include children who along with their parents fled the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria.

Entrance of a VIO Office at Anthony-Onigbongbo, Lagos

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud and how officials dupe applicants (1)

Regulatory officials take bribe and collude to help applicants obtain drivers licences without undergoing stipulated measures.

More MDAs violate audit law under Buhari than previous govts – Nigeria’s Auditor-General

The Auditor-General recommends sanctions that should be meted on defaulting MDAs and their heads.

Soldiers on guard at the ceremony.

SPECIAL REPORT: Boko Haram: Remembering Nigeria’s fallen heroes

At least 144 gallant soldiers lost their lives in a surprise attack in Gudumbali.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun skips NYSC, forges certificate

The minister risks prosecution for violating the NYSC Act, and for forgery.

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s govt detained Nigerian journalist for two years without trial

The newspaper publisher has been in the custody of the State Security Service without trial since July 2016

The Saliu Obodo road,at Oke-ira nla, Ajah

INVESTIGATION: How Lagos lawmakers abandon multimillion naira constituency projects despite funding

Health centres, low cost housing and other projects are left uncompleted despite federal funding.

Mr. and Mrs Somade, both graduates of Computer Science and N-power beneficiaries celebrating their first child (1)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s N-Power programme is transforming lives, improving education

Investigation in three different states show the main challenge is apprehension by beneficiaries of ‘what next after N-Power.”

EXCLUSIVE: Seychelles begins probe of Saraki, wife, for alleged money laundering

The Senate President is also under scrutiny on multiple fronts in Nigeria

Oil rig

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigeria loses trillions of Naira to deep offshore oil explorations

Other countries make billions of dollars from similar deep offshore wells.

Eva Valley School pupils helping to wash a melon fruit

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite successes, payment hitches, insufficient cooks, others slow Buhari’s school feeding programme

The programme is widely praised, but there are complaints across some states.

Saint John Paul II School: Primary 4 pupils building a simple circuit in Science class

INVESTIGATION: Collapse of Public Schools: Inside the first-class schools children of Akwa Ibom elite attend

These exotic schools are in sharp contrast with the ramshackle schools children of the majority poor attend.